Raymond Svider

Raymond Svider has served as a member and Chairman of Chewy’s board of directors since April 2019.

Raymond is the Chairman and a Partner of BC Partners. He joined the firm in 1992 and is currently based in New York. Over the years, Mr. Svider has participated and led investments in a number of sectors including consumer and retail, TMT, healthcare, industrials, and business services. He is currently Non-Executive Chairman of PetSmart, Chairman of the Board of Accudyne Industries, and also serves on the boards of Intelsat (NYSE “I”), Altice USA (NYSE “ATUS”), GFL Environmental, NAVEX Global, and Teneo Global. Mr. Svider previously served as a Director of Office Depot, Multiplan, Unity Media, Neuf Cegetel, Polyconcept, Neopost, Nutreco, UTL, and Chantemur.

Raymond received an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.S. in Engineering from both Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications in France.


Sumit Singh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director

Sumit Singh is the CEO of Chewy, Inc. and has served in the position since March 2018. He has also served on the board of directors since April 2019.

In his role as CEO, Sumit leads more than 10,000 “Chewtopians” (as we like to call ourselves) towards our mission of becoming the most trusted and convenient online destination for pet parents everywhere. He  joined the company in 2017, as Chief Operating Officer.

With a customer-first approach to business, Sumit is passionate about driving Chewy’s long-term growth, rooted in product innovation and high-touch, personalized service.

He brings more than 17 years of global leadership experience that spans e-commerce, technology, retail and logistics, and loves to focus on building world-class teams and operations at Chewy so we can scale and deliver the most high-bar experiences in the pet industry.

Prior to joining Chewy, Sumit served as Director and General Manager of Amazon’s North American Merchant Fulfillment and third-party businesses, and then as the Worldwide Director of Amazon’s Consumables business, Amazon Fresh and Pantry. Sumit has also held various management positions at Dell, including serving as the North American General Manager/Category Leader.

Sumit holds a master’s degree in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, and an MBA from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

When not at Chewy, Sumit enjoys spending time with his family and Shih Tzu named D.


Fahim Ahmed

Fahim Ahmed has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since April 2019.

Fahim is currently serving as a Partner at BC Partners. Before joining BC Partners in 2006, Fahim worked with the Boston Consulting Group in London, New York, and Washington, focusing primarily on financial services. Fahim currently serves on the boards of directors of Cyxtera Technologies, Inc. and PetSmart. He has previously also served on the board of directors of Suddenlink Communications and was involved in investments in Office Depot, Inc., Intelsat, Dometic, and Foxtons.

Fahim holds a B.A. from Harvard University and an M.Phil in economics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.


Michael Chang

Mr. Chang has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2019.

Mr. Chang is currently serving as a Partner at BC Partners. Before joining BC Partners in 2009, from 1999 to 2009, Mr. Chang served at JLL Partners, where he worked on leveraged buy-out investments in a number of industries, including aerospace, financial services and industrials. Mr. Chang is currently on the board of Zest Dental Solutions and PetSmart.

Mr. Chang holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a B.A. in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


James Kim

James Kim has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since April 2019.

James currently serves as Principal at BC Partners. Prior to joining BC Partners in 2016, James worked at Sageview Capital where he focused on growth equity investments in the technology space. Prior to this, he worked in the mergers and acquisitions group at Citigroup.

James holds a B.A. in applied mathematics and economics from Yale University.


David Leland

David Leland has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since September 2019.

He is currently a Managing Director at BC Partners, and the head of its Capital Markets Group. In his current role, David is responsible for leading the financing and capital structure management for all of the portfolio companies at BC Partners. Prior to joining BC Partners in 2018, David spent approximately 18 years at Citigroup, most recently as a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Originations Group where he focused on Leveraged Finance.

David received his BBA, with a concentration in Finance from The George Washington University in 1998.


Brian McAndrews

Brian McAndrews has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since September 2019.

He has spent his career driving growth and innovation for leading technology, consumer services, digital content and advertising companies. Brian is a board member with category leading companies, including his current roles as chairman of GrubHub, as presiding director for The New York Times Company and as a board member for Teladoc, Frontdoor, Inc. and The Wine Group. Previously, Brian was the CEO, president, and chairman at Pandora Media following his role as managing director at Madrona Venture Group.

He holds an AB in economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Sharon McCollam

Ms. McCollam joined our board of directors in June 2019.

Ms. McCollam served as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Financial Officer of Best Buy Co., Inc., a provider of technology products, services, and solutions from December 2012 until June 2016, and continued to serve as a senior advisor through January 2017. From 2006 to 2012, she served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating and Chief Financial Officer at Williams-Sonoma Inc., a specialty retailer of high-quality products for the home, and as Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2006.

Prior to Williams-Sonoma, Ms. McCollam served as Chief Financial Officer of Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc., a division of Dole Food Company, Inc., a producer and marketer of fresh fruit and vegetables. Ms. McCollam has served as a director of Advance Auto Parts, Inc., an automotive aftermarket parts provider, since February 2019, Signet Jewelers, Limited, a diamond jewelry retailer, since March 2018, and as a director of Stitch Fix, Inc., an online specialty retailer, since November 2016. She previously served on the board of directors of Whole Foods Market, Inc., OfficeMax Incorporated, Del Monte Foods Company and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Ms. McCollam holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Central Oklahoma and is a Certified Public Accountant.


J.K. Symancyk

J.K. Symancyk has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since April 2019.

Since June 2018, J.K. has been serving as President and CEO and a member of the board of directors of PetSmart. J.K. is a consumer retail veteran with more than 25 years of industry experience managing complex retail operations, including his previous role as CEO of Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Throughout his career, J.K. has demonstrated his ability to lead companies, driving profitable growth and improving the organizational performance of internal teams at large, multi-channel consumer businesses. Prior, J.K. served as President of Meijer, where he was responsible for leading all aspects of the retailer. He joined Meijer in 2006 as Vice President of perishables and served as Executive Vice President of merchandising and marketing since 2007. He has previously also held management positions at Walmart Stores, including Sam’s Club and Walmart International.

J.K. graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.


Lisa Sibenac

Lisa Sibenac has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since April 2019.

Lisa currently serves as a Principal at BC Partners. She joined BC Partners in New York in 2017 as part of the operations group, primarily supporting the substantiation and implementation of value creation initiatives across the portfolio companies. Previously, Lisa was at Amazon and Lockheed Martin, where she held both technical and commercial roles. She is currently on the board of GFL Environmental.

Lisa holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.


James A. Star

James A. (“Jamie”) Star has served as a member of Chewy’s board of directors since April 2019.

Jamie is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Longview Asset Management (‘‘Longview’’), a multi-strategy investment firm which assesses, implements, and oversees a wide variety of publicly traded and private equity investments across multiple industries and countries. Jamie will step down from these roles during 2019, at which time he will become Chairman of Longview and chair its investment committee.

A lawyer and investment analyst by training, Jamie has chaired or served on the boards of public companies, publicly-traded mutual funds, pension funds, and private equity and hedge funds. He has served as a director of PetSmart Inc. since 2015. He is also currently a director of Equity Commonwealth (NYSE: EQC), a publicly-traded REIT, Teaching Strategies, a software company focused on the education market, Kanopy, a private company which provides video streaming services to universities and public libraries, and several pension funds affiliated with Henry Crown and Company, where he is also a Vice President.

Jamie received a B.A. from Harvard University, a J.D. from Yale Law School, and a Masters of Management from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.